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NOVA; Television Explosion, The


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Television Explosion, The
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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The past, present, and future of American television including the potential of cable; the Columbus, Ohio two-way TV experiment; the array of new techniques and their potential social impact. Will the new video technology let people see what they really want, rather than what the networks want?



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